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Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss

Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss

Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism, provides you with the much-needed energy, and boosts your mood at the start of the day. So it is advisable to know about some easy-to-prepare healthy breakfast recipes for weight loss.

Like all other meals, you need to eat a balanced and wholesome breakfast. If your breakfast contains protein-rich and fiber-rich food items, then it meets the criteria of being termed as a healthy meal. 

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Some protein-rich foods are eggs, beans, pulses, soy, milk, curd, cottage cheese (paneer), different kinds of cheese, nuts, etc. Most plant-based protein foods like beans, pulses, and nuts as well as whole cereals, millets, fruits, and vegetables are good sources of fiber. Including these in your breakfast recipes will ensure that you stay satiated till your next meal. If you are looking for suitable weight loss breakfast recipes, then read on. 

Weight loss breakfast recipes

1. Egg muffins

With this item, you derive good-quality protein from eggs and fiber and micronutrients from vegetables, making it a balanced weight loss breakfast recipe.

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Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 2 whole eggs (100g)
  • 1 cup (70g) of vegetables like  tomato, capsicum, onion, and mushroom depending on your preference
  • Green chilies and black pepper powder to taste
  • 2 teaspoon (10g) grated cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pan and saute the finely chopped green chilies and vegetables until half cooked
  • Add some salt and pepper to taste
  • Remove the sauteed vegetables from the pan and let them cool slightly
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl, add the sauteed and cooked vegetables, and whisk together
  • Add the egg mixture to some muffin molds or small stainless steel bowls and top them with some grated cheese 
  • Bake the muffins in an oven at 140°C for 6-7 minutes or steam in a pressure cooker until they are well cooked; another option is to cook the batter in an appam pan
  • Serve the egg muffins hot with some chutney or chili sauce
2 eggs11619.75.01.6
1 cup vegetables111.300
2 teaspoon cheese361.61.52.2
1 teaspoon oil455

2. Sprouts poha

This high-protein poha breakfast recipe also supplies you with fiber, and works great for weight loss. Doing simple tweaks to this traditional food item can make your breakfast healthy and wholesome.

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • ½ cup (30g) rice flakes (Poha)
  • ½ cup (25g) steamed mung bean sprouts (moong sprouts) 
  • ¼ cup (30g) chopped onion
  • ¼ cup (30g) finely chopped carrot
  • 1 green chili
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3-5 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the rice flakes in some water until they soften after which you may drain them and keep them aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chili, and turmeric powder. Saute until the mustard seeds splutter
  • Add the chopped onions, saute until translucent, and add the chopped carrots. Saute until half cooked
  • Add steamed sprouts and soaked rice flakes
  • Mix well, season with salt, and serve hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves and a generous squeeze of lemon juice
½ cup rice flakes106142.20.3
½ mung sprouts7311.55.60.3
¼ cup chopped onion142.90.50.1
¼ cup chopped carrot101.70.30.1
2 teaspoon oil9010

3. Millet-thalipeeth with curd

Millet-thalipeeth is another wholesome Indian vegetarian breakfast recipe. It is made with whole grains that are not only rich in fiber but also loaded with micronutrients and the curd adds good-quality protein along with some gut-friendly probiotics.

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • ¼ cup (22g) sorghum (jowar) flour
  • 2 tablespoons (8g) finger millet (ragi/nachni) flour
  • 2 tablespoons (8g) Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • ¼ cup (30g) sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons (5g) finely chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 green chili and ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the millet and Bengal gram flour in a bowl 
  • Add the chopped fenugreek leaves, onion, minced garlic, green chili, turmeric powder, and salt to the mixture of millet and Bengal gram flour
  • Combine well and knead into a soft dough with water
  • Make 1 big or 2 small balls and flatten them on parchment paper while pressing gently with your fingers until it/they become ½ cm thick and round
  • Transfer the thalipeeth to a hot pan and roast with some oil until the pan becomes golden brown on both sides
  • Serve hot with curd and chutney
¼ cup jowar flour7314.92.20.4
1 tablespoon ragi flour265.30.60.2
2 tablespoons besan263.71.70.4
2 tablespoons fenugreek leaves20.2
¼ cup onion142.90.50.1
2 teaspoons oil9010

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4. Vegetable dhokla

The fiber from vegetables, protein in the Bengal gram flour (besan), and calcium from sesame seeds make this an ideal healthy breakfast recipe for weight loss.

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • ⅓ (30g) cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) rice flour
  • ¼ (52g) cup curd
  • 2 tablespoons (6g) each chopped onion, capsicum and tomato
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon green chili-garlic paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fruit salt 
  • 2 teaspoons of oil


  • Combine the flours with curd, vegetables, chili-garlic paste, and salt
  • Add water to make a batter
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes, add 1 teaspoon of fruit salt, and transfer to a greased deep dish
  • Steam the dhoklas for 15-20 minutes or until well cooked
  • Heat the oil in a small pan and add a slit of green chili along with sesame seeds to make a tempering
  • Let the sesame seeds splutter before setting the tempering aside
  • Demold and cut the dhoklas into cubes, garnish with the sesame seeds tempering, and serve with a mint or tamarind dip
½ cup besan flour98146.51.6
1 tablespoon semolina275.50.90.1
1 tablespoon sesame seeds410.91.73.4
6 tablespoon chopped vegetables40.4
1 teaspoon oil455

5. Moong dosa

Moong dosa, also known as Pesarattu, is a high protein vegetarian breakfast item. This dish is also replete with fiber, making it a great option as a healthy breakfast recipe for weight loss.


  • ¼ cup (30g) whole green gram (moong)
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic-green chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak the green gram for five to six hours or overnight
  • Grind the green gram with water into a smooth paste
  • Add the ginger-garlic-green chili paste and salt to taste; mix well
  • Add a ladle full of the moong dosa batter to a hot pan and spread in concentric circles to make a dosa
  • Cover and cook on both sides with 2 teaspoons of oil
  • Serve hot with some coconut chutney
¼  cup whole moong8813.86.80.3
1 tablespoon rice flour286.30.6
2 teaspoons oil9010

6. Chia seed pudding

This fancy chia seed recipe for weight loss is very easy to make and high in fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids . It also has small packets of micronutrients and sweetness that you can derive from fruits. 


  • ⅛ cup (17g) chia seeds
  • ½ (50g) cup fruit of choice
  • 3-4 chopped almonds and walnuts
  • 1 cup cow milk
  • 1 teaspoon dates paste (optional)


  • Soak the chia seeds in milk for an hour or overnight. Soaking chia seeds will cause them to swell up and make a thick viscous pudding. Add milk to adjust consistency if required
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the chopped fruits and nuts, and enjoy this dessert for breakfast
⅛ cup chia seeds887.25.60.4
½ cup fruit5211.80.60.2
1 cup milk1097.44.96.7
4 almonds240.10.72.3
4 walnuts330.50.73.2
1 teaspoon dates paste (optional)153.60.1

You can try these delicious, yet healthy breakfast recipes in portion sizes that suit your body and help you begin your day on a healthy note. A good breakfast can significantly boost your metabolism and aid in managing your weight effectively.